Yusuf Kemal Demir, Ph.D., is a Research Associate in Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is currently conducting research on development and physicochemical characterization of drug delivery systems. One of his aim is to conjugate magnetic nano-particles with exosomes to ultimately recruit them as drug delivery system. He is also trying to combine multi scale (micro and nano) bio-materials for drug delivery purposes. Prior joining UNC, Dr Demir was short-term visiting scientist at Institute of Pharmacy, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and concurrently Assistant Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University, Turkey, where his research focused on the development of polymeric microneedle arrays for transdermal drug delivery. Along with research, he was teaching undergraduate and graduate Pharmaceutics courses in Istanbul. He is alumni of Australian Government Endeavour Postdoc Research Fellowship and studied protein aggregation at Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Australia. He obtained his BSc (Pharmacy) and PhD (Pharmaceutical Technology) from Marmara University, Turkey. He received his MPhil degree (Drug Delivery and Biomaterials) from The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. He has received national and international awards/scholarship/fellowship during his MPhil, PhD and postdoctoral studies. He is co-author of a research paper that has received American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award (2013). He is editorial board member of Medical Science & Discovery, EC Pharmacology & Toxicoloogy journals and volunteer reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals including Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, AAPS PharmSciTech, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, International Journal of Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutics, i.e.
Yusuf K Demir Research Interests are development and physicochemical characterization of drug delivery systems. One of his aim is to conjugate magnetic nano-particles with exosomes to ultimately recruit them as drug delivery system. He is also trying to combine multi scale (micro and nano) bio-materials for drug delivery purposes.